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Calgary Centre By-Election Debate

November 13th, 2012

Sunday, November 18, at 12:30pm at the Central Library’s Dutton Theatre.

Dear Citizens,

This email is specifically for residents of the Ward 9 communities of Ramsay, Erlton, Parkhill-Stanley Park, and Rideau Park-Roxboro. These fabulous neighbourhoods are also part of the much larger Calgary Centre enumeration district of the Federal Government. Within Calgary Centre there is currently a by-election underway for the recently vacated seat of long-time MP Lee Richardson. Election day is Monday, November 26, 2012 – less than two short weeks away. The purpose of this email is to invite you to a special debate between the candidates running for MP in Calgary Centre – a debate that our Mayor has invited these candidates to – in order to specifically discuss a Cities Matter agenda.

As Mayor Naheed Nenshi and your current City Council advocated during the recent Provincial Election, strong, healthy cities – and specifically a strong and healthy Calgary – requires thoughtful vision and action from all levels of government. Our advocacy during the Provincial Election has lead to Calgary and the Province signing a Memorandum of Understanding to begin discussions to develop a new Calgary Charter. A Calgary Charter will give our City a new relationship with our Provincial Government and ensure that we have the tools, resources, and capacity to do the work that Calgarians need us to undertake.

This by-election offers a great opportunity to begin a similar discussion at the Federal level and send a Calgarian to Ottawa who understands that the Government of Canada has a major role to play in addressing issues that affect our City every day: our challenges supporting front line services; our need to eliminate homelessness and poverty; fixing the fiscal imbalance; and, creating a sustainable transportation strategy are just a few critical issues that we need our Calgary Centre Member of Parliament to be able to advocate for.

Please come out and participate in this important debate and share this broadly with your neighbours. The debate will be held on Sunday, November 18, at 2:00pm at the Central Library’s Dutton Theatre. This debate is being hosted by the Calgary Public Library. This debate is being organized by Citizen and Civic Camper, DJ Kelly as a non-partisan forum. This debate is endorsed by the Ramsay, Erlton, Parkhill-Stanley Park, and Rideau Park-Roxboro Community Associations (if you’d like to volunteer as a host please contact your CA or DJ Kelly). This debate is being moderated by the CBC. This debate will be organized in two sections, the first will consist of pre-arranged Cities Matters questions that the candidates will be given the opportunity to prepare for, and the second section will be an open forum on any federal-related topic solicited from the audience.

Please come and please bring your neighbours. See you this Sunday.

Gian-Carlo Carra
Alderman, Ward 9
City of Calgary

Election Jobs Are Available

October 28th, 2012

Elections Canada has employment opportunities for people who live in our riding of Calgary Centre.

If you are interested, call 1-800-463-6868 and ask for Leslie or Debra.

You can also apply online on the Elections Canada website.

Federal By-Election in Calgary Centre on Monday November 26

October 28th, 2012

There will be a federal by-election in our riding of Calgary Centre on Monday November 26 2012.

Details on the Elections Canada website

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